Backlash Forces School to Cancel Lesson On Gender And Pronouns

By Bo Beard | April 24, 2024

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Following criticism from members of the community, Dewitt Public Schools Superintendent Shanna Spickard announced that a Michigan school district has decided to cancel a scheduled elementary classroom session on gender identity and pronouns.
 

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The district had initially introduced the lesson as an optional session for a first-grade class, separate from the regular school curriculum to “promote greater understanding, compassion, and kindness regarding gender identity and the use of pronouns.”  

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The district stated that it had notified parents and guardians ahead of time about the lesson, giving them the chance to choose whether or not their children would take part.